Here’s an idea who’s time has come. As local, state and federal govts are increasingly defunded, they will need to find ways to provide the services they provide in more collaborative, open-source ways. Enter the Government Open Code Collaborative Repository. It’s a great way to share expertise and software rather than relying on multiple (usually expensive) solutions. As Peter Quinn, CIO of Massachusetts, puts it, “if one state developed a better electronic licensing system or voter registration system using open source and then shared it with other states, it was an exercise in democracy through the exchange of information in an open society underpinned by reliable technology.” What a concept, efficient government using democratic principles!
[Thanks Democracy Online Newswire!]
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